RI PRESIDENT MAKES MEMBERSHIP A PRIORITY
It’s every Rotarian’s responsibility to boost club membership and ensure the future of Rotary. No member takes this duty more seriously than RI President Kalyan Banerjee. “The more members we have, the more Rotary can do,” Banerjee says. “Rotarians must refer new members. Our current annual growth is 5 percent, but if every two years each Rotarian brought in a new member, our membership would grow by 50 percent.”
Despite a busy schedule, Banerjee continues to find potential members during his travels as RI president. “Today you can recruit anybody, anywhere,” he says. “I might meet someone on a flight to Los Angeles or Bangkok who would make a good member, and if I do, I refer that person.” Follow Banerjee’s example today by referring a family member, friend, or business associate.
Not sure of the steps to take? The Membership Development Committee will work with the candidate you recommend to bring them on board. If you want to recommend someone for membership in your our club, contact Scott at 221-3127 to get a new member packet or talk to the membership committee
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